IBM Historical Display to Move

By Conor Mooney

December 17, 2012 Updated Dec 17, 2012 at 7:18 PM EDT

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) An IBM history exhibit finds a new home.

Boxes were packed with the company's machines, paintings and old devices that highlight IBM's growth and success since its start in Endicott.

The company's collection had been on display at the Huron Campus in Endicott for years.

Now, it will move a few blocks away to a new exhibit on Washington Avenue called The Endicott History Center.

Until now, the exhibit has mainly been for current and former employees of the company.

The Old Village of Union Historical Society reached an agreement with IBM to move the display to a place where the public would have easier access to it.

IBM Communications Manager Georgia Burbidge said, "It was important of IBM to keep this collection in the local community where so many people who were actually a part of the innovation would have public access to it."

The opening of the new display is expected sometime in April.

IBM's display will take up the first floor, while more of Endicott's history will occupy the second.